Thursday, 4 February 2010

Arrogance

Despicable Self-Righteousness

1. Disgusting anti-war groupthink of sniffy left wingers, contending that there were no good reasons for supporting an insane, half-arsed, ill-defined and transparently doomed militaristic clusterfuck led by morons with support from the undead cast of Iran/Contra: The Musical.

2. The dogmatic certainty that a war that resulted in horrifyingly brutal civil strife and mass slaughter, sectarian partition, the rocket-propelled national decline of the invaders, the invaded nation and all of their allies in the region, plus the vast empowerment of reactionaries and lunatics, was somehow a bad idea.

By hewing to the bien-pensant party line, liberals on the internet have perpetrated possibly the most tragic injustice of the 21st century in implying that an elderly academic's opinions are cretinous, deluded and cracked, leaving him feeling somewhat slighted.

Source: "Why can't those who opposed the war admit that I cheerled this easily-avoidable, murderous catastrophe in good faith?", Normblog: Extract from page 388, Chapter Seven, Book Nine of the Professor's thirty two-volume epic poem "Just Because It Was a Disaster Doesn't Mean I Was Wrong, You Snotty Liberal Bastards".

12 comments:

Larry Teabag said...

It's a classic symptom of the retreat of an ideology into unreality.

When homeopaths have been laughed out of town on the science, they insist that 'the customer must have choice'. Ditto creationists, who've strategically switched their mantra from 'answers in genesis' to 'teach the controversy'.

By simply asserting in strident terms that there are two equally legitimate views on a subject you can gain argumentative traction, without actually having to advance any arguments at all.

chris read said...

This absolutely brilliant. I'm so glad there's a fellow Edinburgh resident willing to take on the beardy appeasers and relativists whose endless hand wringing and puny muscles will soon lead to women being stoned to death for shopping at Boots and Edinburgh castle being replaced by an enormous dome with a crescent moon on top. Perhaps the appeasers hope for a juicey post in the imminant Caliphate? Hence their visible unwillingness to absolutely condemn those dangerous rockets that rained such misery on Sderot! Imagine if Sderot was Haddington!

yorksranter said...

Surely it's time for a definitive Decentpedia article on Martin Amis?

organic cheeseboard said...

it'd be a long one but there's a lot of brilliant material in recent pieces concerning Amis - largely of the 'Amis got Islam and Islamism confused because he was UPSET, and the fact that he continues to use the two words interchangeably is cough, cough, mumble, outspokenness is an asset, how many other writers do you see speaking like that, that's right, none; and have you noticed that terrorism is bad?'

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